Hialeah, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2013) – The Hialeah Fair returns for two big weeks from Nov. 22 to Dec. 1 at Hialeah Park located at 2200 East 4th Avenue in Hialeah.

“Our focus is on packing this event with family-friendly entertainment for all ages,” said Ron Weber, general manager of the event. “There is something for everyone to see and enjoy including a huge carnival midway, delicious food, games, free live entertainment and shows including the Flying Pages Circus, Award-Winning Magician Lance Gifford, the Banana Derby, a full petting zoo and much more. It’s the perfect Thanksgiving alternative to shopping.”

The flying trapeze act is just one example of a fair favorite. The Flying Pages are a third and fourth generation, international award-winning circus family who came to the U.S. from Cuba in the early 1960s as flying-trapeze performers. They will be performing several death-defying shows each day at the fair.

Another crowd favorite is the Banana Derby, a race where monkeys dressed in jockey outfits race trained dogs around a track. Fairgoers can even meet the monkeys up close and personal after the races, which are held several times each day.

When Lance Gifford was 16 years old, he left home and began performing his magic tricks and illusions in a traveling circus. Over the years, the award-winning Gifford has toured throughout much of the U.S. and Canada, amazing audiences with his fast-paced and highly entertaining magical illusion show. He and his company perform some of the world’s most modern and intriguing illusions including the “Metamorphosis,” once performed by the late, great Harry Houdini. Some of the “family members” in his troupe include doves, rabbits, a chow chow, toy and standard poodles, a Macaw parrot and Burmese python snakes.

The fair also features a large petting zoo and a unique exotic-animal exhibit where attendees can see tigers, birds and dozens of creatures normally only found in the best zoos in the U.S. Both of these attractions are open during all fair hours.

Fair gates open at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 1 p.m. on weekends.

Guests can even ride a camel or pony at the Hialeah Fair.

Wade Shows, one of the largest carnival companies in North America, will be bringing its rides and attractions to the midway at the event. Many of the rides appear each year at the Florida State Fair and are being brought exclusively to Hialeah by the producers of the event. Rides include the Crazy Cat Coaster, one of the largest portable roller coasters in North America, the Fireball which swings riders high above the midway, and the 100’ tall Giant Wheel. There will also be plenty of rides for the younger kids to enjoy.

Admission to the fair is as low as $3.50 per person with two-for-one admission discounts available online at www.Hialeahfair.com. Pay-One-Price unlimited rides wristbands are also available at a discount through the website before the start of the fair for $20 each. Individual ride tickets may also be purchased at the event. All shows are free with fair admission.

Vendor space and sponsorships are still available.

For more information, visit www.HialeahFair.com.